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Books I’ve Read in 2014
* Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
- America Boston Breakfast broccoli recipes Burlington Chicago Cold Weather College Cooking Democracy for America Derek eggs Exercise Flat Tire For Fun Free Stuff Haircut Haven Holidays Home Internships Jessica Karma mini quiche Mom Movie Review News Parking Ticket Pay it Forward Politics Recipe Running Rutland Salon Storm Summer Throwbacks Tips for Life Vacation Vermont Weather Winter Work Zumba
- January 2014
- March 2012
- January 2011
- November 2010
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- July 2010
- June 2010
- May 2010
- April 2010
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- February 2010
- August 2009
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- November 2007
30 Before 30
My 30 Before 30:
1. Go back to Dublin
2. Visit Eastern Europe.
3. Finish my Bachelor’s degree in History.
4. Earn a Master’s degree.
5. Have an actual occupation.
6. Start a retirement account.
7. Create a cookbook of family recipes.
8. Go to Pearl Harbor.
9. Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
10. Attend a music festival.
11. Hike the Long Trail.
12. Take a Caribbean cruise.
13. Turn my interest in photography into a hobby.
14. Go to an NFL game.
15. Move out of Vermont.
16. Get into a gym routine and stick with it for at least one year straight.
17. Tour a brewery.
18. Read 200 books.
19. Visit the Grand Canyon.
20. Master 5 recipes.
21. Sing karaoke in a bar.
23. Go to Oregon so I can finally say with pride that I have been to every state in the U.S.
24. Watch all of the Star Wars movies.
25. Complete a 5K Run.
26. Go on a pub crawl.
27. Pay off my student loans.
28. Have a vegetable garden.
29. Become fluent in another language.
30. Start my own travel business.
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 58 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 121 posts. There were 134 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 55mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was June 20th with 100 views. The most popular post that day was Salon Job Perks.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, 20sb.net, twitter.com, whohasmorefun.blogspot.com, and akjayelle.blogspot.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for cream puffs, mario, akjayelle, morning humor, and “sweet and sour peasant soup” recipe.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Salon Job Perks June 2010
Dinner is Served June 2010
30 Before 30 July 2010
About June 2010
So it would appear that I only lasted four measly little days in my effort to make a blog entry every day for the month of November. Four days. That’s pathetic. I apologize. Perhaps I will try again in December. My equally lame excuse? I spent a couple of days at my boyfriends house playing Super Mario Brothers on the Wii. That’s right. I took to unemployment by playing childhood video games and drinking way too many cans of Dr. Pepper. I would hang my head in pitiful shame except Super Mario Brothers is AWESOME. In fact, I almost considered asking for my own Wii for Christmas just so I could play it in the comfort of my own apartment without having to distract my studious boyfriend from his school work (because obviously Mario is so irresistible that he HAD to partake in the fun). Alas, no Wii for me and no daily blog entries for you.
In other news, I cooked the most fantastic lemon chicken with black pepper, broccoli and cheese couscous and canned veggies for dinner tonight. And have you tried Pumpkin Eggnog yet? Where has it been all my life? It is incredible.
Sometimes I have a problem with impulse shopping and I regret certain purchases once I get them home. To overcome this I have come up with an effective solution. Instead of picking up the things I want and taking them to the checkout, I take pictures of them on my cell phone. In the text of the picture I type how much the item costs and what store I found it at. This way if I get home and a few days later I still REALLY want something I can always go back and get it! My most recent “layaway” was this clock that I found at Bed, Bath & Beyond (when I went there with the sole purpose of buying a bath scale):
Well ladies and gentlemen, I worked my tail off all spring/summer/fall to save up some dough and I finally have something to show for it. Last week I visited the Subaru dealership in my town and checked out the trade-in cars. I decided I would take a 2000 Outback in excellent condition whose owner traded him in for a brand new Outback. I have to tell you that I am in LOVE with my car and Subaru might have just earned some brand loyalty from me.
Meet Boomer (Australian slang for a large, male kangaroo which I found fairly clever and if you don’t, then too bad, it’s not your car! So there!):
Today is Election Day and results are racing in all over the country. As a campaign worker in the state of Vermont I STRONGLY urge you, wherever you live, to get out and VOTE today! Your opinion does matter, every vote really does count. If you don’t know where your local polling place is then give your town clerk a buzz and ask. If you haven’t made an informed decision yet there are still hours left in the day for you to do so. PLEASE VOTE!
As for me? I submitted my absentee ballot about a month ago. I’m stopping to take a short break from the phone lines so that I can update my blog and then I will be calling as many people in the state as possible to remind THEM to vote!
Your initial reaction may be “Well, NaBloPoMo to you too! Hmpff!” But please don’t get all hostile on me. If you haven’t heard of this phenomenon it is something that happens between bloggers all over the world annually in November. What is it? National Blog Posting Month. NaBloPoMo sounds way cooler though.
Enough already. What IS it? It is a commitment to update your blog every day for an entire month. Phew! Quite the challenge. However, now that I am finished campaining (was a typo and it made me laugh so it’s staying), I think I’ll have time for something this serious… or not so serious. Depends on who you talk to I suppose.
So get ready, I’m going to try my very hardest to post ONE blog entry every single day for the entire month of November. I apologize in advance if some of the posts aren’t very interesting. I think it will be fun to look back on a whole month of my life (as interesting or boring as it may turn out). Actually, I’m kind of getting pretty excited about it!
If you’re a blog owner, are you brave enough to face this challenge? Do it. I dare you 🙂
P.S. Don’t think you can commit in November? This idea has spread so far and wide that they actually do it every month with a different theme (to view the month from a different perspective than you might normally). Check out the site and register if you’re interested: www.nablopomo.com